The Russo Brothers were faced with one of the hardest challenges in movie directing history, pulling off a satisfying ending to one of the longest running franchises in cinema. While ‘Avengers: Endgame’ offered up many surprises, some expected, others not. One fan-favorite moment in the film was watching Captain America square off against his younger self, inside Avengers Tower.
The Russo Brothers had planned for another of our heroes to battle a younger version of themselves.. While in Asgard, there was a story board that suggested Thor face the younger version of himself. We all know this would have for sure brought the laughs and fireworks. The Russo’s decided Thors arc would be better suited by having an emotional interaction with his mother.
Anthony Russo says, “it overly complicated (the plot).”
“I think there, we also deferred to the storyline between Thor and his mother. (It) was so resonant, that we really wanted to run… That was really more a part of Thor’s journey and repair than confronting his former self. So that’s really what happened there, why we went with that.”
Anthony Russo went on the say, they all liked the idea of, “Cap vs Cap better.” It sounds like they felt it more important to repair Thor’s onset depression, that continued over from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ into Endgame. Though it would have been cool to see the “Lebowski God of Thunder” face off against his more.. “Fit” self. It definitely made more sense to have Thor return to his confident self, before going into the final battle against Thanos.
“Thor had been on a mission of vengeance in the last movie, so we couldn’t put him on that. What is the end result of a guy who has lost so much and just blatantly failed? We wondered, ‘Okay, well, what if he does become a sort of depressive alcoholic?’ And the weight gain was just part and parcel of that state of mind.” – Christopher Markus to IndieWire
“We leave him in that state at the end of the movie. Even though he’s emotionally resolved. We fix his problem, and it’s not his weight. I know some people are sensitive about some of the humor that comes from it, which I understand. But our issue that we wanted him to deal with was his emotional state that his mom addresses. And I think he is the ideal Thor at the end of the movie, and he’s carrying some weight.” – Christopher Markus to IndieWire
The Darkseid: Zack Snyder Releases Official Image Of Uxas
As the internet catches its collective breath, after hearing official news that ‘Zack Snyder’s: Justice League’ is coming to HBO Max in 2021. Fans can now start to anticipate tidbits as to what we can expect from this new interpretation of Justice League.
Snyder, has started assuring fans, that his film isn’t just a standard “Directors cut,” but will in fact be an almost entirely different movie. Warner Bros. and HBO Max are shelling out an estimated $20-30 mill that will help extend cast member contracts and insure we see an entirely different version. Snyder recently spoke to Hollywood Reporter and shed some light on the project:
“You probably saw one-fourth of what I did,”
Snyder, went on to further separate his vision from what Joss Whedon brought to the screen:
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,”
Snyder recently took to social media, to drop a new official image of Uxas aka Darkseid.
He's coming… to HBO Max pic.twitter.com/tthWwAqzWp
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 27, 2020
Justice Prevails: The Voice of The Fans Bring “Release The Snyder Cut”
Yesterday, the internet exploded with news that #ReleaseTheSnyderCut was no longer a myth or an urban legend, but in fact happening. Zack Snyder confirmed during a ‘Justice League’ Vero watch party that HBO Max would be releasing a fully Zack Snyder produced version of 2017’s ‘Justice League.’
Snyder, who was the original director of the JL film, was forced to leave the project abruptly, due to a family tragedy. Warner Bros. execs immediately turned to top Marvel producer Joss Whedon to finish the project. Fans were divided on the outcome of ‘Justice League.’ With a 40% Rotten score and 71% audience score, JL managed to earn $657.9mil at the box-office, which by today’s standards is a poor showing.
Early reports suggest, Warner Bros. and HBO Max will be shelling out an additional $20-30mil for Snyder to complete HIS vision for JL and bring it to HBO streaming in 2021. Other reports suggest, ‘Zack Snyder’s: Justice League’ will have a four plus hour runtime. To many, this suggests, the movie will be broken up in to a four part series. Snyder has reached out to cast members, asking some of them to return for re-shoots and voice overs. Ray fisher (Victor Stone/Cyborg) was the first to receive a call from Snyder.
“He was like, ‘You’re kidding me, right?'”
Snyder went on to talk about his film and what fans can expect from his version of Justice League:
“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” he said.
“You probably saw one-fourth of what I did.”
Some of the JL cast have reacted online to the news of Snyder’s vision returning to the screen. Take a look below at the reactions.
Loki – The God of Mischief (Fan-Edit)
Watch this incredible Loki edit on YouTube that includes the very best Loki scenes and lines from the Marvel Cinematic Universe ranging from the very first Thor film all the way up to his heartbreaking death in Avengers: Infinity War.
Watch this incredible Loki edit on YouTube that includes the very best Loki scenes and lines from the Marvel Cinematic Universe ranging from the very first Thor film all the way up to his heartbreaking death in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’